by Geoff Olson The late Texan journalist Molly Ivins once wrote that “the truth, that little slippery bugger has the oddest habit of being way to hell off on one side or the other: it seldom nestles neatly halfway between any two opposing points of view.” “It’s of no help to either the readers or … Continue reading B.C. ELEPHANTS STOMP THROUGH EDUCATION
By Geoff Olson Last week, the “Intelligence Unit” of The Economist ranked Vancouver as the third most livable city in the world. Melbourne came in at number one and Vienna at number two. Our city has achieved first-place ranking in The Economist’s little black book multiple times since 2005. But this year, it’s as if … Continue reading LIVEABLE VANCOUVER?
by Geoff OlsonPublishers and broadcasters have a hankering for anniversaries. From Darwin’s 200th birthday to the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearance in America, the celebratory stuff makes for cheap content filler. But the continuing media commemorations of World War 1 seem like a rebranding of humanity’s first shot at mass suicide.A Google News … Continue reading THE “GREAT WAR” WASN’T SO GREAT